ResLife

ResLife Ambassador applications now open for 2024-25

We're looking for some enthusiastic returning UG or PG students to join our ResLife team for September 2024.


Deadline for applications has been extended to Sunday 7 April 2024.

Here for you

The ResLife Team are here to help you settle in to your new home on campus, find your feet and make friends. All our ResLife Ambassadors (RLA’s) are returning undergraduate, postgraduate or PhD students familiar with Kent who know what you’re going through. This means if you need a friendly ear to talk to you'll always find one with us. 

But ResLife isn’t just for Arrivals, with a busy year-long events calendar planned, you’ll have lots of opportunities to get involved, meet other residents, hang out with your friends and most importantly have fun throughout the year.

Upcoming ResLife events

See something you like? Go to your Home at Halls app and book your place in the events section.

Here to talk

Sometimes you just need a friendly ear to act as a soundboard and talk through a problem or how you're currently feeling. 

Most of the time you'll want to reach out to the Student Welfare and Community Life Team. They regularly help students with a range of problems from struggling to settle in to flatmate disputes. 

However, we also know that sometimes it can be tough to ask for help or know who to ask. This is why we're also here to listen when you need us, so feel free to reach out if you'd like an informal chat with one of our RLAs or the ResLife Team. 

We work closely with Student Support and Wellbeing and Student Welfare and Community Life Teams so we can direct you to the right team for more support if you need it, be here for you whilst you wait to meet them or see what we can do to help.

Latest news

ResLife Sports Cup

The ultimate Kent accommodation showdown.

Every month residents from each residential college take part in one of our exciting cup events, playing off against other colleges to claim victory in a range of activities.

From Benchball to quizzes, mini-Olympics to Nerf, we’ve got lots planned. Best of all, it's completely free to participate and you don’t need to bring anything!      

Megan and Courtney

Megan and Courtney

Eliot College ResLife Ambassadors

Megan and Courtney cover Eliot College and Becket Court and are undergraduate students in their second and final years. Megan is a keen baker so keep an eye out for some cooking-themed events.

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Caroline and Aameen

Rutherford and Tyler Court Ambassadors

Aameen is a postgraduate student and looks forward to hosting interactive and holiday-themed events. Caroline is rejoining the ResLife Team for a second year as an RLA whilst completing her PhD.

Rebecca and Ben

Rebecca and Ben

Darwin College ResLife Ambassadors

Ben is in the third year of his undergraduate course and Rebecca is a postgraduate student. Both look forward to hosting events that bring people together and support mindfullness.

Lois and Sarah

Lois and Sarah

Park Wood ResLife Ambassadors

Sarah is another returning RLA and is in the first year of her PhD. Lois is a postgraduate student and you may also spot her out and about with her cello as part of the UKC orchestra!

Kimberley and Brianah

Kimberley and Brianah

Woolf College ResLife Ambassadors

Kimberley is in the third year of her undergraduate course and Brianah is working towards her PhD. Both are keen to create exciting events for residents to enjoy.

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Elizabeth

Keynes College ResLife Ambassador

Lissy has just started her Masters having completed her undergraduate course at Kent last year.

Jahanay and Linda

Linda and Jhanay

Turing College ResLife Ambassadors

Linda is a Master's student and enjoys reading, listening to music and soccer. Jhanay is finishing up her undergraduate studies and looks forward to helping support an inclusive environment for all students on campus.

Marcello (Left) and Ewen (right)

Marcello and Ewen

ResLife Manager and ResLife Assistant

Heading up the team these two are always working hard behind the scenes to find new activities and coordinate support for residents. When he's not managing the ResLife Team, Ewen is often found spoiling Tara and Beatrice with treats.

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Tara and Beatrice

ResLife Mascots

These friendly faces wouldn't stop hounding us until we made them an honorary member of the team. So introducing the new unofficial ResLife Mascots, Tara and Beatrice.

ResLife Applications

This is a great opportunity to get flexible work experience alongside your studies, whilst actively contributing to a fantastic student experience at Kent.

To find out more about what it is to be a ResLife Ambassador and the benefits, including discounted accommodation fees, check out the RLA Agreement.

The deadline for applications has been extended to Sunday 7 April 2024, so don't delay, apply today! 

Contact us

If you have a question about ResLife, want to have a chat with one of the team, or have an event idea you'd like to submit, you can reach us Monday - Friday, 09.00 - 17.00.

If you're trying to reach your area's RLA then please include your college in the subject line of the email.

E: RLATeam@kent.ac.uk
T: +44(0) 1227 816270